Karen J Williams

MA, MSc, Dipl Psych, MBACP, UKCP Reg, EMDR (Accred)

 

Private Psychotherapy
for Psychological Trauma
Single Session Therapy
EMDR Therapy

 

+44 (0)7801 273768
info@karenjwilliams.co.uk

Karen J Williams

MA, MSc, Dipl Psych, MBACP, UKCP Reg, EMDR (Accred)
 

Private Psychotherapy
for Psychological Trauma
Single Session Therapy
EMDR Therapy

 

+44 (0)7801 273768
info@karenjwilliams.co.uk

 

Welcome!

Here you will find information about the counselling and psychotherapeutic services I offer, the different kinds of things people seek help with, and what you might expect from the therapeutic process.

Arriving at a time of crisis in one’s personal life, mental health, family or work situation is often what makes people look outside their immediate environment for a source of help. Such crises may arrive suddenly, out of the blue, or build up over time. You might also be wanting support to avoid reaching crisis point, to process past events, or to deal with things that are happening in your life now. The right kind of therapy at the right time can help to solve problems, work through difficulties, and support you at challenging times. If you would like more information or to discuss, in confidence, how we may be able to work together to address your concerns, you are warmly invited to call, text or email, or send a message through the Contact form.

I accept self-referrals and I’m a recognised provider with Aviva, AXA, BUPA, Nuffield Health, and Vitality Health. It’s often possible to work with other health insurers as well.

Psychotherapy & counselling
in London W2 & SW1

 

Welcome!

Here you will find information about the counselling and psychotherapeutic services I offer, the different kinds of things people seek help with, and what you might expect from the therapeutic process.

Arriving at a time of crisis in one’s personal life, mental health, family or work situation is often what makes people look outside their immediate environment for a source of help. Such crises may arrive suddenly, out of the blue, or build up over time. You might also be wanting support to avoid reaching crisis point, to process past events, or to deal with things that are happening in your life now. The right kind of therapy at the right time can help to solve problems, work through difficulties, and support you at challenging times. If you would like more information or to discuss, in confidence, how we may be able to work together to address your concerns, you are warmly invited to call, text or email, or send a message through the Contact form.

I accept self-referrals and I’m a recognised provider with Aviva, AXA, BUPA, Nuffield Health, and Vitality Health. It’s often possible to work with other health insurers as well.

Psychological Therapies

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an opportunity to address long-standing issues or patterns by working through things at a deeper level. It is usually open-ended and once weekly, although more (or less) frequent sessions are possible. Therapy is helpful for family and relationship difficulties, and many kinds of personal issues. Influenced by evidence-based practice, psychodynamics, attachment theory and Jungian psychology, it also supports self-development and personal growth. Therapy addressing the kinds of complex trauma that result from abuse or neglect in childhood or adulthood is a specialty.

Therapy wherever you are . . .

Therapy is offered through the online video platforms Zoom and Bilateral Base, and by telephone, live chat, text and email. You may have a preferred medium of communication but these can also be mixed and matched as appropriate to help you fit therapy into your life. Research shows that working online is just as effective as more traditional forms. In addition, online therapy is highly flexible in terms of where and when you do it, e.g. if you travel or live abroad, have irregular work schedules, or perhaps you can’t travel, or you’re struggling to find specialist trauma therapy any other way. If accessing the therapy you need is difficult, online therapy may be the solution.

Counselling

Counselling usually focuses on an identified problem or goal and tends to be shorter-term than psychotherapy. It may, however, be short or long-term, open-ended, or work to a pre-agreed number of sessions. Counselling offers much-needed support during difficult times or help in moving through a personal or family crisis, especially when anxiety or depression are involved. Counselling may also be appropriate in the aftermath of a traumatic event to help restore a sense of stability and safety, to manage symptoms and facilitate healing.

What if all you wanted was one session?

You can consult a psychotherapist without commiting to a series of appointments! Single Session Therapy, or SST, focuses on one thing – the thing that you most want to look at right now. That may be about getting some insight on something, making a decision, getting unstuck, working out a course of action, or many other things. Or maybe all you know is that life’s not working and you want some help. SST is about supporting and facilitating you to move forward in your life. Appointments are usually available within a few days.

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy is a treatment for psychological trauma recommended by many national and international organisations, including our own NHS. It is effective for single event trauma, complex trauma, and PTSD. Efficacy has also been shown for other conditions including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, borderline personality disorder, complicated grief, anger, addictions, medically unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, and some types of physical pain. Gentle but powerful, EMDR does not require a detailed recounting of events.

Specialist Trauma Therapy

My main specialism is working with people who have experienced psychological trauma. This includes but is not limited to PTSD and complex PTSD. A person may feel traumatised when an event has overwhelmed their ability to process it, e.g. an assault or an accident, but also from accumulations over time of living or working in highly stressful or abusive situations, especially in childhood. Many other conditions may also benefit from EMDR, e.g. anxiety and depression, phobias, and relationship difficulties. If you’re not recovering naturally, specialist trauma-focused therapy can often help to resolve ongoing symptoms that are stopping you living the life you want.

Karen is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist,

a graduate of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London.

 

She trained in transpersonal and integrative counselling and psychotherapy at CCPE, and with Matt Wesson of the EMDR Academy, and has wide experience in both short and long-term work with adult clients. Her therapeutic approach is relational, holistic and trauma-aware. Her particular interests are depression and anxiety, somatisation and medically unexplained symptoms, crisis intervention, and the many manifestations of stress and psychological trauma. She also works one-to-one and with groups to facilitate personal growth and self-development from a transpersonal perspective.

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Karen is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist,

a graduate of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London.

 

She trained in transpersonal and integrative counselling and psychotherapy at CCPE, and with Matt Wesson of the EMDR Academy, and has wide experience in both short and long-term work with adult clients. Her therapeutic approach is relational, holistic and trauma-aware. Her particular interests are depression and anxiety, somatisation and medically unexplained symptoms, crisis intervention, and the many manifestations of stress and psychological trauma. She also works one-to-one and with groups to facilitate personal growth and self-development from a transpersonal perspective.

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Make an Enquiry

My London-based practice is now fully online, serving clients who are in London, the rest of the UK, and international.

If you would like more information about psychological therapy or to discuss whether it might be the right course of action for you at this time, you are warmly invited to telephone, email, or send a message via the form on the Contact page.

Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London W2 6NE